Port of Orange and Economic Development Administration representatives, and U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady and his staff members will be present at 11 a.m. Monday for a ribbon-cutting of the port’s new Security Command/Control Center at the Alabama Street Terminal, 1006 Alabama St. 

Also, officials will have a ground-breaking ceremony for the port’s new Containerized Cargo Yard Project. Refreshments will be served after the ceremonies.

The security center was funded through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security to have a permanent centralized location of main security area, to provide controlled access to the port and to upgrade the existing facilities; based on standards of the TWIC (Transworker Identification Credential) System.

The containerized cargo project, when completed, will help improve port infrastructure so that projects brought in by rail can leave by truck or barge. 

Barges can be loaded to heavier standards and can save clients money compared to the current system. 

The project is funded by a grant from the Economic Development Administration.